Acclaimed playwright Jenny Schwartz (Somewhere Fun, God's Ear) will discuss her work and sign copies of her plays, joined by actress Kathleen Chalfant who will read from Somewhere Fun.
Jenny Schwartz, acclaimed playwright of God's Ear and Somewhere Fun, will discuss her work and sign copies of her plays. Jenny will be joined actress Kathleen Chalfant from Somewhere Fun, currently running at Vineyard Theatre through 6/23, who will read from the play. Ms. Schwartz and Ms. Chalfant will participate in a discussion and Q&A moderated by Vineyard Theatre Co-Artistic Director Sarah Stern, and Jenny will sign books afterwards.
Jenny Schwartz (Playwright) plays include God's Ear, CAUSE FOR ALARM, and Somewhere Fun, currently running at Vineyard Theatre. God's Ear was produced in New York by New Georges and Vineyard Theatre, also directed by Anne Kauffman. God's Ear has been produced nationally and internationally from Lisbon, Portugal to Boise, Idaho to Sydney, Australia. Jenny is the 2012 recipient of the Frederick Loewe Award for Musical Theatre for the development of her musical IOWA, which she is writing with composer Todd Almond. Other awards and honors include the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Benjamin H. Danks Award in Drama, a Kesselring honor, two grants from Lincoln Center's Lecomte du Nuoy Foundation, and Soho Rep's Dorothy Strelsin Playwriting Fellowship. Additionally, both God's Ear and Somewhere Fun were finalists for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Jenny received an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University, is a graduate of Juilliard's playwriting program, and a member of New Dramatists. Jenny co-chairs the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab with director Ken Rus Schmoll. "A playwright to reckon with" – Alexis Soloski, Village Voice "Tremendous… What is revolutionary is Schwartz' ability to make linguistic gamesmanship into something profoundly moving." – Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
Somewhere Fun by Jenny Schwartz The Vineyard Theatre world-premiere production features Kathleen Chalfant, Kate Mulgrew, Mary Shultz, Greg Keller, Brooke Bloom, Maria Elena Ramirez, Richard Bekins, Makenna Ballard, Griffin Briney. Playing through June 23rd. "If you care about theater that stretches your imagination, go see this remarkable play. Playwrights like Schwartz make our landscape somewhere strange, heightened and incredibly fun." – David Cote, Time Out NY "Evocative, darkly funny and moving. The stellar cast on display at the Vineyard Theatre fluently voices Schwartz's imaginative linguistics. Kauffman's stylish production is a perfect showcase for Schwartz's unique way of communicating how humor may inform and illuminate the messy, contradictory human condition."– Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press "A first-rate production. Kate Mulgrew and Kathleen Chalfant give bravura performances. It is impossible not to admire Schwartz's deft facility with wordplay, reminiscent of the great Edward Albee. Anyone willing to think — and feel — will be rewarded by experiencing Somewhere Fun." – Brian Scott Lipton, Theatremania
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